". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Friday, October 9, 2009

The Nobel Popularity Club

Any intellectually honest person knows that the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to this president is a completely symbolic gesture, not earned by the recipient but bestowed by the committee in order to send a message to the United States and the world. The nominations for the award closed on February 1, less than two weeks after Mr. Obama took office. What could he have possibly done in that time to make the committee think he deserved such recognition? The answer is nothing. He received the award for the same reason he was elected president--because of his skill at creating an appealing vessel for the Kool-Aid drinkers to fill with their flavor of choice.

What this award really represents is the Nobel Prize committee's glee at a President who is more interested in making America popular than in protecting her interests. The fear is that this pat on the head from the in crowd will embolden him in his strategy of appeasement.

Enjoy it while it lasts, Mr. President. They don't like us. And they don't really like you. And I just hope and pray you realize that before they make it clear in a big way.

2 comments:

Barb the Evil Genius said...

Do you ever wonder how close this country is to having one of its cities nuked?

Cate (Supermom) said...

I thought Tim Marshall summed it up perfectly:

"This is a Nobel Peace Prize for not being George Bush. And I think it has been devalued."

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/US-President-Barack-Obama-Awarded-Nobel-Peace-Prize-For-2009/Article/200910215402703?lpos=World_News_Carousel_Region_0&lid=ARTICLE_15402703_US_President_Barack_Obama_Awarded_Nobel_Peace_Prize_For_2009